The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16164 Message #150340
Posted By: Steve Parkes
16-Dec-99 - 11:26 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Mary Mild / Bitter Withy / Holy Well
Subject: RE: History of 'Mary Mild' ?
I've seen a story, complete with mediaeval illustrations, of Jesus at school, sliding down sunbeams while the teacher's out of the class. His school chums try it, and break their necks. He comes across as a vicious little brat in these tales - why is this? It's greatly at variance with the Victorian 'meek and mild' image, not to mention the NT.